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Apr 30

God of War: Ascension – Multiplayer Announcement Live From Santa Monica Studio

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Hello PlayStation fans! As I mentioned on the 19th, at 8 AM PDT (11 AM EDT) today we’ll be streaming live from Santa Monica Studios, where our team is busy building the next evolution in the franchise. I will be talking with Mr. PlayStation Blog himself, Jeff Rubenstein, about God of War: Ascension and my past experience with the franchise. And of course I will be answering some of the questions from fans on Twitter. As promised, if we read your question live on air, we’ll be reaching out to you (via @PlayStation) so we can send you a signed God of War: Ascension poster.

But wait, there’s more! During our live broadcast, I’ll be sharing the scoop with Jeff, and of course all of you, about our brutal new multiplayer mode. Yes, that’s right. God of War: Ascension will feature a ground-breaking new online multiplayer mode. We wouldn’t do multiplayer in God of War unless we knew we could do it right. That’s why I’m extremely excited to finally be able to talk publicly about it and share all the gory details with you live. I even have some exclusive gameplay footage to share with you, so be sure to tune in to see it all live.

And if you missed our announcement on the 19th, be sure to check out the announce trailer and initial game details here before the show starts. Stay tuned because we go live at 8 AM Pacific!

Let us know what you’re looking forward to most in God of War: Ascension, and what you think of the new multiplayer mode!

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Shacojin said:

April 30th, 6:06 am


Kratosmode said:

April 30th, 6:08 am

I am super excited!

GamerMoney said:

April 30th, 6:08 am

idk how i’ll fell w multiplayer

onslaughtree said:

April 30th, 6:18 am

Interested to see where they go with the multiplayer. I still think that some games do not need multiplayer, so lets see. I loved all god of war’s so far, 3 being my favorite. Hoping for a big sendoff to the ps3 with this one. Keep on Gamin.

yazter said:

April 30th, 6:18 am

Multiplayer in a God of War game? Ew.

We’ll wait and see, since 90% of the SP games that tacked on multiplayer promised uniqueness yet they all were awful. BioShock 2 and Resident Evil Versus Mode comes to mind. Bu

As long as the single player part isn’t affected or reduced, and no dumb online trophies are enforced, it shouldn’t bother me, but that’s rarely the case. A VERY few games, such as Dead Space 2 and Uncharted 2, added multiplayer yet kept the trophies almost entirely singleplayer with an awesome SP campaign.

Mercenary09 said:

April 30th, 6:25 am

Please Santa Monica dont make trophies related to multiplayer. I’ve got the Plat from all the other GOW’s and I don’t want to be forced to play MP and reach some rank or so to get this one. Do what Naughty dog does.

dFUSE said:

April 30th, 6:26 am

Fantastic news! Here’s hoping you can play the campaign in CO-OP!

RandomReduX said:

April 30th, 6:27 am

No bloody thank you. One more MP mode for me to ignore – and they’ve already come out and said this game’s single player mode would be shorter (oh,but that’s not the MP mode’s fault – sure).

Has anyone else noticed that every time a single player franchise decides to tack on the multiplayer, their announcement always sounds exactly the same? “Oh no, don’t worry, OURS will be done right!”

MP_is_for_Chumps said:

April 30th, 6:31 am

Hey Sony, why not just get it over with and turn God of War into a shooter?

…Only shooters sell rite?

DarkOne_PR said:

April 30th, 6:33 am

Hater gonna hate like this guy above me! Keep making GoW better with More Replay value! :)

gamer_316 said:

April 30th, 6:33 am

well I asked about 3 questions on Twitter & 1 just got answered in the post itself, hope 1 of my other 2 questions get answered =)


April 30th, 6:35 am

So looking toward to this, I already pre ordered mine today.

dawntsm said:

April 30th, 6:36 am

i just hope that mp won’t affect the sp that’s all…you’ve proven your skills but please try to make an awesome sp mode as in the past we are with you all the way anyway :)

Alyyse said:

April 30th, 6:37 am

i’m so ready for this

hvitdverg said:

April 30th, 6:39 am

Can’t wait for another adventure with my favorite monster slayer KRATOS!

Genterman said:

April 30th, 6:46 am

The best game ( in my opinion ) BACK!

MP_is_for_Chumps said:

April 30th, 6:58 am

@ RandomReduX – “….and they’ve already come out and said this game’s single player mode would be shorter”

If that is true then i will 100% ignore this game no matter what. The only thing i can do against idiot sony-exec decisions like this is to hit them where it hurts the most – in the wallet by not buying this game, not even used.

I am also worried with what’s coming next gen. I can see a day coming soon where there will not be 1 single Sony made, story driven game :(

ItaChu said:

April 30th, 7:02 am

my god why is there mp in everything now sheesh i dont want to fight against people online your online is terrible :(

dawntsm said:

April 30th, 7:03 am

as you can read from everyone we are very consered about the SP mode. Santa monica please don’t sacrifice anything for the MP! IT’S NOT NECESSARY AFTER ALL!!!

GamerMoney said:

April 30th, 7:09 am


eilegz said:

April 30th, 7:11 am

i hope no online passes…

Link01 said:

April 30th, 7:13 am

Now this is awesome :3. Please say there is split screen.

StealthReborn-- said:

April 30th, 7:18 am

Hey Jeff,

I don’t use Twitter so I was wondering if you could ask this question for me…

Q: Is there going to be an Ultimate Edition like they did with God of War 3?

Thanks! =)

PuppetShoJustice said:

April 30th, 7:29 am

I have to say I’m disappointed by the news that all the playable characters are male. This was the one chance the franchise had to have a tough chick flaying through hoards of baddies and being awesome. But women are clearly reduced to topless playthings in this game’s world.

Also; doesn’t the fact that there are several god-tier mortal fighters beating up deities kind of cheapen Kratos as a character a bit? At the very least it cheapens the Gods themselves as apparently any random scrub with a big enough sword can combat them effectively. Kratos need not apply.

Carlos2137 said:

April 30th, 7:30 am

please focus on story mode, online mode is not to gauge a good game standard.
please don’t “uncharted 3” again


April 30th, 7:35 am

Question. If there is a special edition can you please include a statue of Kratos, an awesome dynamic theme and a few avatars plus a full book of artwork? I felt robbed with the last special edition in GOW3.

KazeEternal said:

April 30th, 7:36 am

Multiplayer? Really? You know Todd Pappy not every idea that comes out of the comments on the PlayStation Blog is necessarily a good idea. I’ve seen some really awful tacked on MP on games before and seems to indicate that not every game can be Uncharted 2 or dare I say Mass Effect 3.

God of War is a single player experience, now we’re going to dilute this experience by possibly doing what? Making us all a part of a spartan army fighting mythical creatures? At the very least Bioware tried to come up with an explanation as to why we were taking up the roles of N7 Operatives in the multiplayer that some how fits into the experience and this was workable. The downside is that we got about 5 locations in the single player that felt tact on and recycled simply to give us that backdrop for our theater of war.


April 30th, 7:37 am

BTW….I wouldn’t mind paying $150.00 and up for it.

xK1ll3rzZ said:

April 30th, 7:37 am

Less than a half hour to the show!

Greeting from Brazil,

GamerMoney said:

April 30th, 7:38 am


her name is nariko, I so wish santa monica would make HS2…1dt one is so underreated

Alan___Oliveira said:

April 30th, 7:39 am

THE NEW GOD OF WAR TO BE LAUNCHED ALSO PS VITA?????????? I’From Brazil my blog http://godofwarenois.blogspot.com.br/

Waxamin said:

April 30th, 7:41 am

20 minutes to go

Kryptonion-D said:

April 30th, 7:42 am

absolutely cannot wait,for god of war 3 sony santa monica had to build a new engine for the first time on the ps3 and also try and keep the high standard that god of war is…now that they just have to polish and tweak one can only imagine the masterpiece this will be,graphically if not anything else:):):)

uae_hunter7 said:

April 30th, 7:47 am

dont like the new idea

MaryDuna said:

April 30th, 7:52 am

^___^ !

kratos1984 said:

April 30th, 7:54 am

@5 & 6, i totally agree. i hope they don’t implement multiplayer trophies.

Alan___Oliveira said:

April 30th, 7:57 am

I waiting……….

Carl-G said:

April 30th, 7:57 am

OH MY LORD! ! ! :P

SirTrigalot said:

April 30th, 7:58 am

MP in GOW?! Really? Why?

ERC1980 said:

April 30th, 7:58 am

Not sure on multiplayer

hope it’s done right

and like others have mentioned, no online trophies please

MaryDuna said:

April 30th, 8:00 am


TSoul19 said:

April 30th, 8:04 am

This is a must Have Game this year!! Give us a release Date please!

Antedeguemon_ said:

April 30th, 8:04 am

reare tem algum br ae?

remanutd5 said:

April 30th, 8:11 am

i know God of War is one of the biggest sony franchises ever but this live stream announcement is really nice i think you guys should have done it with playstation all-stars battle royale and even with some big hitter psvita games

FearMonkey said:

April 30th, 8:24 am


I saw an interview on IGN with you, Todd, that you added multiplayer for replayability. You say that generally people put down the game after the first playthrough. But that is not true for many GOW players. There was already plenty of replayability. There are multiple difficulty levels. There are unlockable costumes that add new abilities for repeat playthroughs. There are Titan challenges. You just needed to add more of that type of stuff and we GOW fans would have been more than satisfied.

FonzoEscobar said:

April 30th, 8:26 am

Multiplayer Beta for PS+? Please…

FearMonkey said:

April 30th, 8:31 am

Todd from the stream: “People want to fight.”

God of War is about fighting yes. It’s also about puzzles and platforming. It’s everything in one luscious ball of death and violence. We don’t need the traversal simplified or dumbed-down which is what it makes you sound like you’re doing. If I misunderstood what you’re saying, please clarify. Thanks.

Kasquez said:

April 30th, 8:32 am

Why ruin God of War? WHY?
Please leave multiplayer as DLC and don’t waste space on disc that could be better used with the real game.
Besides, focus on the game instead of focusing on this new costumers fishing experiment. I’m saying this as a God of War fan. God of War means Kratos kicking ass ALONE. Leave it that way. Multiplayer is not needed.

LADYHAWK4redwxcv said:

April 30th, 8:34 am

Love it! Glad Todd is taking good care of Kratos. I would like to see a female skin for multiplayer though, is it possible?

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